Welcome to The Foundry Blog....

Opening its doors back in 1991, The Foundry has been at the heart of the Sheffield and UK climbing scenes ever since. Almost two decades on, the centre continues to provide a world class environment for climbers, whether you're new to the sport or about to tick your first Font 8b!

The blog will keep you up to date with the activity and achievements that are going on in and around The Foundry.

Hope to see you soon! - Neil Bentley (Centre Manager)

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

New Froggatt guide is here

At last it's here. BMC Froggatt to Black Rocks. The definitive guide to the Eastern edges from Froggatt southwards. This new guide follows the current BMC pattern, routes and boulder problems in the same guide with full colour photo topos throughout and lots of inspirational photos.

Available in the shop or online at CragXClimbing.com

Monday, 24 May 2010

The fans are out!

The big fans are out for the summer to cool your body and mind while bouldering on the wave or woodie.

New bouldering circuit

Rob has now reset most of the problems on the 'Elite' circuit starting from f6c+ up to f8a. Due to popular demand he has also left on a few of the existing problems in this circuit so if you haven't done them yet you have a few more weeks to try!

Spring Bank Holiday

The Foundry will be open from 10am - 6pm on 31st May.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Route setting this week.....

Rob and Keiron have been setting on The Furnace lead wall and the Livingstone top rope wall. Rob will also be re-setting the elite bouldering circuit this friday with problems from f6b+ to f7c.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Outdoor Climbing Dates for Children

The dates for climbing in the Peak District are:

23rd May
12th June
4th July
24th July

To book on to any of these days, either speak to an instructor at the Foundry, or fill in the booking form

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Dry tooling finished for summer.....

Dry tooling is taking a Spring/Summer break but will be making a return next season, in late October / early November. We also hope to run a dry tooling competition next season.